How to Choose your Charity Giving Website

Giving to charity used to mean handing money over to a collector in the street, putting coins in a box on a bar or counter or sponsoring one of your friends in some energetic endeavour. But as with virtually every other area of modern life, the internet has radically altered the way that charities raise money with a host of online giving sites now allowing you to donate to the charity or charities of your choice within seconds. The two biggest – JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving – are probably the ones that you’ve heard of but there are others who offer all off the same things: they let fundraisers receive donations via their service, just seconds after donors have offered their money. What’s the catch? Most of the charity giving sites make clear that they do charge an admin fee but surveys have shown that most people are unaware that these businesses are in it to make a profit. And while nearly all of them take a cut, the difference in fees between the sites can be signific


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